Producers Guild of America’s Produced By: New York 2016 Announces Tina Fey & Chris Rock as Featured Speakers

Third Annual Conference Takes Place Saturday, October 29 at Time Warner Center

It will be held for the third consecutive year at Time Warner Center in New York  on Saturday, October 29. The conference will present a pair of in-depth discussions, “Triple Threat: Conversation with Tina Fey” and “Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard.” with Chris Rock and Red Hour Films’ Stuart Cornfeld.

Last year’s Produced By: New York attracted influential storytellers ,including Michael Moore, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Effie Brown, Barbara Hall, John Hoffman, Navid Khonsari, Robert & Michelle King, Michael London, Tom McCarthy, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Peter Saraf, Darren Star, and Christine Vachon, among many others.

Additional speakers for this year’s PBNY will be announced in the coming months.

“Tina Fey and Chris Rock are each living proof that you can be an excellent producer while being the funniest person in the room,” said PGA Presidents Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi. “The PGA is thrilled to welcome two of the city’s most practiced and proven artists to Produced By: New York.   We are looking forward to each speaker’s unique insight into their careers as actors, writers, storytellers and the path which led to them becoming producers.”

Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar® and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Produced By is held through the Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation, as it epitomizes the Foundation’s core mission to educate those who work in the producing profession. Follow Produced By on Facebook and Twitter at and or #Produced_By.

HBO and Time Warner are Hosting Sponsors of the Conference and Discovery Communications is a Supporting Sponsor. Other sponsors to date include: Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), CAPS, Cinecittà Studios, The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, Entertainment Partners, Film US Virgin Islands, Indiepay, The Molecule, Panasonic, Post New York Alliance, Produce Iowa and VER.

PBNY is chaired by PGA members Bruce Cohen, Dana Kuznetzkoff, and Debbie Myers. Diane Salerno of Six Degrees Global is Sponsorship Director, Laura Danford Mandel of LDM PR serves as Programming Director, and Liz Hart of Liz Hart Events & Design is the conference’s Supervising Producer.

Registration and pricing information for PBNY 2016 can be found at Early bird registration at a discounted rate is available now and ends October 1.

For more information about the PGA’s Produced By: New York conference, please visit:
Twitter: @Produced_By
Hashtag: #ProducedByNY

The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 7,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices.

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